Game Report 2087 Paralympic Winter Games
PLAYED AT: Gangneung Hockey Centre
Date: Mar 11, 2018
GAME NOTES: DELANEY HAT TRICK HELPS CANADA PAST ITALY JASON LA ROSE GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) scored a hat trick, and added an assist for good measure, as Canada's Paralympic Hockey Team stayed perfect at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games with a 10-0 win over Italy on Sunday. The Canadians have been dominant at both ends of the ice through two games, outscoring Sweden and Italy by a combined 27-0 while allowing just six shots on goal. Liam Hickey (St. John's, N.L.) and James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) added two goals apiece for Canada, while Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) had a goal and an assist each. Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) needed to make just four saves to record the shutout in the Canadian goal. Just as he did in the tournament-opening win over the Swedes on Saturday, Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) got the offence started with an early power-play goal; he knocked in a centering feed from Dixon only 3:59 in. Dixon doubled the lead at 9:21, taking advantage of a breakdown in the Italian zone and beating goaltender Santino Stillitano on a breakaway, and Delaney showed great patience to tuck the 3-0 goal around Stillitano just over two minutes later. Hickey potted a pair of quick goals 2:08 apart early in the second period, going to the left hand both times to extend the lead to 5-0, before Delaney finished his hat trick with a two shorthanded markers, both off feeds from Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.), to send Canada to the intermission up by a converted touchdown. After Cozzolino made it 8-0 at 3:06 of the third period, finding a loose puck in the slot, it was Dunn, the youngest player on the Canadian roster at just 17, who struck twice to cap the scoring. He forced a turnover deep in the Italian zone before converting a shorthanded opportunity at 6:27, and outmuscled a defender for a second unassisted goal at 11:23. The first Dunn goal was a historic one for the Team Canada program; it was the 1,000th Canadian goal since Hockey Canada took over the para hockey program prior to the 2004-05 season. Watson had to be sharp on an early Italian power play, making a pair of saves to keep the Canadians up by a goal, but didn't see another shot until the dying minutes of the third period with the game well in hand. Canada closes out the preliminary round Monday (2:30 a.m. ET/11:30 p.m. PT) against Norway.
Visiting Team: Italy
Home Team: Canada
ITALY LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Stillitano, Santino
G15  Araudo, Gabriele
  Rosa, Gianluigi
  Planker, Florian
  Cavaliere, Gianluca
  Winkler, Werner
  Radice, Roberto
  Kalegaris, Sandro
 10  Kaffman, Stephan
 11  Larch, Nils
 14  Balossetti, Bruno
 18  Macri, Andrea
 26  Antochi, Eusebiu
 27  Andreoni, Alessandro
 62  De Paoli, Christopher
 68  Corvino, Valerio
 73  Leperdi, Gregory
ITALY PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Holding 3:021 3:023:59
1st68 2:00 Teeing 14:221 14:221:22
2nd68 2:00 Holding 3:121 3:125:12
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Dunn, James
  Henry, Tyrone
  Armstrong, Rob
  McGregor, Tyler
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 18  Bridges, Billy
 19  Cozzolino, Dominic
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 23  Hickey, Liam
 25  Gemmell, James
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st11 2:00 Roughing 5:471 5:477:47
2nd18 2:00 Charging 3:361 3:365:36
2nd12 2:00 Interference 10:151 10:1512:15
2nd19 2:00 Holding 15:001 15:002:00
3rd25 2:00 Interference 5:041 5:047:04
3rd14 2:00 Charging 6:571 6:578:57
3rd2:00 Hit to the Head 9:011 9:0111:01
3rd10:00 Hit to the Head 9:01  9:01
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ITALY GoalsITALY PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)ITALY PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st3:59 PP 8-11-12            
1st9:21  11-20            
1st11:36  10-19-6            
2nd2:03  23-18-10            
2nd4:11  23            
2nd5:20 SH 10-20            
2nd10:34 SH 10-20            
3rd3:06  19-18            
3rd6:27 SH 4            
3rd11:23  4            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
ITALY0 / 7
CANADA1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
ITALY6 min / 3 inf
CANADA24 min / 8 inf
POINT SUMMARY
ITALY0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA10 G + 10 A = 20 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
ITALY0000
CANADA34310
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
ITA - Stillitano (45:00) (L)2316/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Watson (45:00) (W)2024/0:003rd/15:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Paralympic Winter Games Game Report.